Friday, June 24, 2011

Expanse

Now I am not a big reader of science fiction but  I was very keen to get my hands on LEVIATHAN WAKES.

I'm not entirely sure why - I have never really connected with Daniel Abrahams fantasy work and I have never read anything by Ty. Yet I still wanted to read it.
And I am very glad I did.

LEVIATHAN WAKES (Expanse #01)
James S. A. Corey
Trade Paperback $27.99

Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.






Part adventure, part detective story and all space opera. Leviathan Wakes is a rip-roaring tale of the near future, and while most of the technology they use/reference has the novelty of being understandable there are definite suggestions that the tech will be going far future in the next book. Humanity has colonized the solar system but the stars are still out of reach.  There are strong tensions between Earth, Mars and the Belt and someone carefully plucked the strings to ignite those tensions into all out war. Leviathan Wakes is a faced paced tale with strong characterization and plot. Book two has already gone to the top of my wishlist.

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